Senator Joe Nyutu of Murang’a has stated that President William Ruto must select a new running mate in order to be re-elected in 2027.
Nyutu stated in a statement on Thursday that he would like to see the President select the most qualified running mate before the upcoming general elections.
He specifically mentioned Ndindi Nyoro, the MP for Kiharu, asserting that he is currently more well-liked than Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
“We love the President and we do not want him to encounter any trouble, especially in the mountain (Mt Kenya). In my view, the best way is to come up with the most popular running mate, through a nomination,” he said.
“If you want to win an election you need to defend a seat, and the running mate should be balanced. I would not want to see the president coming in with a running mate who is not popular. I think there will be challenges with Gachagua hence Nyoro will be preferred as we are on the ground listening to people. Ndindi has shown very good social skills with people. Leadership is about people,” Nyutu said on Citizen TV.
On Sunday, some Murang’a leaders, including Senator Nyutu expressed their endorsement of Nyoro to serve as the deputy to the President in the 2027 general elections.
Gatanga MP Edward Muriu emphasized the importance of recognising the contributions of Murang’a mothers, advocating for the selection of a youthful candidate like Ndindi Nyoro.
“The women of Murang’a also give birth to leaders, and Ndindi Nyoro is qualified enough to deputise Ruto and become a leader,” Muriu said.
The MP insisted that many leaders are supporting Ndindi Nyoro as a potential candidate for the position.
DP Gachagua in response to Nyoro’s endorsement said that people who are making noise will not prevent him from doing his job.
He said that his agenda is to make sure he assists the president in economic revolution for the republic hence those who want to succeed him should continue.
“I can’t lose focus. In this administration, my agenda is to make sure I assist the president in succeeding in the economic transformation,” Gachagua said.
“The President was elected the other day. It has been one year and nine more to go and you are talking of succeeding him. Surely, what is your problem?”